Dr. Rebecca Summy

Assistant Professor


  • BA, Communicative Disorders, The University of Alabama, 2013
  • MA, Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Memphis, 2015
  • PhD, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Florida State University, 2023

Research Areas

  • Language and Literacy development and disorders
  • Screening and Assessment of developmental language disorder
  • Graduate training in literacy for SLPs
  • SLPs role on literacy teams in schools

Selected Publications

Dennis, L.R., Farquharson, K., Reed, A.C., Summy, R., Clark, K., & Westmoreland, J. (2023). Practice-Based Coaching for Speech-Language Pathologists supporting Paraeducators and Speech-Language Pathology Assistants. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.

 Dennis, L.R., Farquharson, K., Reed, A.C., Summy, R., Westmoreland, J., & Clark, K (2023). Training paraeducators and Speech-Language Pathology Assistants in shared book reading practices. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education.

 Terry, N. P., Gaitlin-Nash, B., Webb, M. Y, Summy, R., & Raines, R. (2023). Revisiting the 4th grade slump among Black children: Taking a closer look at oral language and reading. Elementary School Journal.

Komesidou, R., & Summy, R. (2020). Developmental Language Disorder: Considerations for implementing school-based screenings. Clinical Psychology and Special Education 9(3), 34-47.